Smisek, William Joseph

Individual Personnel Data
Name Smisek, William Joseph
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-774792
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Spedial Orders #239 dated 5 December 1944
  • Assigned to a non-384th related unit, per 547th Bombardment Squadron Morning Report - 70th Replacement Depot, AAF Station Stone, effective 21 April 1945.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 21 April 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Smisek, William JosephPilotCT
2nd Lt. Zakas, Joseph (NMI), JrCo-pilotCT
Flt. Ofcr. Ward, Robert CNavigatorFCMEW
2nd Lt. Morrison, William BBombardierCT
SGT. Dawson, Edward CRadio Operator / GunnerTBD
SGT. Pazjk, Frank JEngineer / Top Turret GunnerTBD
CPL. Misko, Louis EBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Holz, Henry JosephTail GunnerCT
CPL. Waggoner, Harold LewisFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 33 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
241 19 December 1944 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6514 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
Sortie Report
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Pilot 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship. Landed at Grafton Underwood.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Pilot 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group. Landed away at Sudbury Airfield, AAF Station 174, due to weather.
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244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Pilot 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6105. High Squadron.
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245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Pilot 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
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246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38630 Combat Mission Credit
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247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Pilot 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Pilot 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
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249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Pilot 44‑6592 Combat Mission Credit
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250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Pilot 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
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251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Pilot 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
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252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Pilot 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
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253 8 January 1945 Target: Railroad
Type: Transportation
Location: Kyllburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
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254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Pilot 42‑97960 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
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255 15 January 1945 Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Pilot 44‑6105 Aborted mission after taking off.
Number two engine blew #9 cylinder; jettisoned bombs in Channel.
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256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Pilot 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
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257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
One of only three aircraft to land at Grafton Underwood.
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258 21 January 1945 Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Pilot 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
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260 23 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Pilot 44‑6105 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, because of weather, and the navigator had flak wounds.
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263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
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264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
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265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Pilot 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
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266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Pilot 43‑38800 Combat Mission Credit
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267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Pilot 43‑38062 This aircraft was originally assigned to Hoppen Crew; replaced 43‑38800 for the Smisek Crew. Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
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280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron deputy and hot camera ship; PFF ship.
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282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Pilot 43‑38647 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
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283 8 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery - 'Benzol Plant'
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Essen, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and hot camera ship. Gee-H ship.
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288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8580 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and hot camera ship; PFF ship.
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292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Group Deputy. This aircraft originally assigned to the Funk Crew; apparently taken by Shelley when 44‑8665 proved unsuitable for lead use.
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294 22 March 1945 Target: German Hutted Camps (Barracks) at 51°36'N,7°06'E
Type: Military
Location: Westerholt, Germany
Pilot 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy; hot camera ship.
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295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Pilot 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and hot camera ship.
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297 24 March 1945 Target: Twente Enschede Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Pilot 44‑8668 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy and hot camera ship. PFF ship.
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298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Pilot 44‑8211 Weather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
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299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Pilot 44‑6476 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Deputy
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301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Pilot 44‑6898 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
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305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Pilot 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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